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Robert Holloway 2021-07-28
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Last time the Starliner spacecraft tried to fly to the International Space Station, software issues came up. Now Boeing is ready to try again.
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James Taylor 2021-07-28
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The International Space Station will soon take delivery of a sample of naturally occurring slime mold for use in a student study.
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John Robidoux 2021-05-30
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Tonight backyard astronomers have the opportunity, weather permitting, to see the International Space Station flies across the sky. The ISS should be easy to spot with the naked eye because it’s the third-brightest object in the nighttime sky, and it constantly moves. The ISS will look like an airplane as it passes overhead, but it will be moving much faster. … Continue reading
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James Williams 2020-09-19
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People seem to be getting more interested in the International Space Station in recent months. There’s talk of a new venture that would host a reality TV show. The winner of that reality TV show would be sent to the ISS in orbit above the earth. The television production company pushing the contest is called Space Hero LLC. It announced … Continue reading
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Jermaine Dusenbery 2016-11-02
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NASA has unveiled an Ultra HD video tour of the International Space Station, giving us earth-dwellers a look at what life on-board is like.

The 18 minute fly-through has been captured in 4K for NASA TV UHD, and provides a look at everything from the panoramic cupola to the holding rooms.

And for those of us without access to NASA TV UHD, there's a video available on that slightly more popular platform: YouTube.

The tour really is stunning, taking us through the ISS, which has living space that equates to that of a five-bedroom house, from module to module.

The video itself has been produced by Harmonic, which according to the firm's website, captures 'beautiful imagery from the space program'.

Related: iPhone 8 – Everything we know

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Kay Pry 2017-12-13
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Even the biggest Star Wars fan on Earth can't snag an invite to the most exclusive showing of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

That's because it won't be happening on Earth.

The crew of the International Space Station will watch the long-awaited movie on board the ISS.

Spaceflight reporter Robin Seemangal shared the news on Tuesday and NASA confirmed it to multiple media outlets.

"Don't have a definitive timeline yet," NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot told Inverse.

"They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard."

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Steven Kopicko 2016-06-03
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There s no shortage of footage showing what life aboard the International Space Station is like, but unless you ve had a chance to spend some time there, the ISS sprawling and ever-expanding layout can be confusing.

To help make better sense of it, the European Space Agency has created a narrated video tour of the space station—and it s in 3D.

Is it the same as actually spending a few months aboard the ISS?

Not even close.

But for most of us, it s probably as close as we ll ever get to experiencing life aboard our planet s first orbiting outpost.

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Janet Gaines 2017-12-06
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There are over 12,500 species of bacteria on board the ISS and that is a good thing, say researchers.

In spite of being about 408 km from Earth, bacteria seem to be thriving in space.

A new study that started on the ISS has found that not only are bacteria able to survive aboard the ISS, they also actually seem to thrive better in space.

The study also found that bacterial colonies inside the station resemble ones that are found in homes, more than microorganisms found living on human bodies.

The study was done by a team of researchers from the University of California and they set out to find out just how many germs are living in the ISS, and determine how the ecosystem in the station is, when compared to an average home.

After collecting swab samples from various parts of the station, they were sent down to Earth to be compared with samples taken from homes, according to a report in the Atlantic.

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Gerald Hurtado 2020-09-17
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Island getaways are so last decade.
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John Johannes 2017-11-11
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The future of space travel is looking increasingly private.

Next year, out of four planned missions to land a rover on the Moon, two are by private companies and two by nation states.

Now it seems the trend towards private companies entering the space race is going to hit the International Space Station, too.

The ISS is a joint venture between the space agencies of Canada, the US, Russia, Japan and Europe, but the majority of the money comes from Nasa.

If the US government put more money into maintaining the ISS, it would have less left to spend on more adventurous options such as sending manned missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars.

"Tax dollars spent on the ISS will not be spent on destinations beyond low Earth orbit, including the Moon and Mars," said Brian Babin, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Space, during the hearing.

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Robert Pedigo 2016-10-31

Space is undeniably cool, but you know what else is cool?

And taking a long, leisurely tour through the international space station in beautiful 4k with pristine focus is the best way to see all those wires, meters, monitors and control stations.

Bookended by vertigo-inducing shots of Earth as seen through the ISS windows, this video has to rank among the highest quality productions that NASA has dropped on our YouTube accounts.

At its highest resolution, it just barely plays smoothly on my computer.

If nothing else, it ll make you feel better about your cord-wrangling situation at home.

Nobody has it as rough as these astronauts.

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Thomas Gibson 2016-10-29
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Space is undeniably cool, but you know what else is cool?

And taking a long, leisurely tour through the international space station in beautiful 4k with pristine focus is the best way to see all those wires, meters, monitors and control stations.

Bookended by vertigo-inducing shots of Earth as seen through the ISS windows, this video has to rank among the highest quality productions that NASA has dropped on our YouTube accounts.

At its highest resolution, it just barely plays smoothly on my computer.

If nothing else, it ll make you feel better about your cord-wrangling situation at home.

Nobody has it as rough as these astronauts.

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Robert Pedigo 2017-12-13
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Star Wars fans currently located in space will get a chance to watch the latest series installment before returning to Earth, NASA has confirmed.

Astronauts located on the International Space Station will be given a special movie night, allowing them to watch the movie alongside the rest of the world.

Disney is working with NASA to make sure the ISS crew gets this opportunity, but some of the details are still missing.

The movie doesn’t debut in theaters for another two days; whether the special ISS screening will happen on December 15 isn’t clear at this point.

In a tweet yesterday, spaceflight reporter Robin Seemangal revealed that he heard from both NASA and Disney sources that the two are prepping a The Last Jedi screening to take place on the Space Station.

Seemangal also shared an image, below, of an embroidered patch in the shape of the Millennium Falcon with both the ISS and Star Wars included:

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Jose Hilton 2017-11-20
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'We naturally regret the human error that led to the mistake'

For reasons unknown, on Sunday The Independent "live streamed" footage from space that was more than two years old.

The BBC reports the newspaper played International Space Station spacewalk footage from February 2015 on its Facebook page, stopping and taking down the video after being contacted by the Beeb.

A spokesperson for The Independent told El Reg that it pulled the video "after it was brought to our our attention that a video stream we believed to be – and which we described as – live was in fact footage from some time ago".

"We naturally regret the human error that led to the mistake," the spokesperson added, declining to comment further.

Passing pre-recorded space videos off as "live streams" isn't a new concept.

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Carl Fox 2017-12-25
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Could there be a better place to watch adventures that take place in a galaxy far, far away?

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station astronauts got their chance to watch "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," NASA said, enjoying an an out-of-this-world movie night.

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei tweeted out a photo of the orbital screening that showed five of the six members of the ISS crew in "bungee-cord chairs" and sporting drinks in bags.

Not quite your typical night out at the local cineplex.

Vande Hei didn't identify the movie, noting only that it was a "science fiction flick."

However, fans might recognize a certain Poe Dameron on the screen.

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Cedric Sams 2017-12-13
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Being an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station shouldn’t mean that you have to miss out on much-anticipated movie releases like Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In fact, it should probably mean the opposite, which is why it’s great news that NASA will work with Disney to arrange a screening for ISS crew of the new movie, which is arriving in theatres in the U.S. this week.

They probably won’t get the big-screen experience – NASA tells Mashable that typically screening movies on the ISS means watching a digital copy on a notebook computer or one of the onboard projectors.

But at least they’ll be safe from spoilers while orbiting the Earth, something I’m sure is a top concern for any astronaut.

I’ll be most interested in what real space-faring folks think about Porgs.

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Robert Holloway 2021-07-28
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Last time the Starliner spacecraft tried to fly to the International Space Station, software issues came up. Now Boeing is ready to try again.
John Robidoux 2021-05-30
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Tonight backyard astronomers have the opportunity, weather permitting, to see the International Space Station flies across the sky. The ISS should be easy to spot with the naked eye because it’s the third-brightest object in the nighttime sky, and it constantly moves. The ISS will look like an airplane as it passes overhead, but it will be moving much faster. … Continue reading
Jermaine Dusenbery 2016-11-02
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NASA has unveiled an Ultra HD video tour of the International Space Station, giving us earth-dwellers a look at what life on-board is like.

The 18 minute fly-through has been captured in 4K for NASA TV UHD, and provides a look at everything from the panoramic cupola to the holding rooms.

And for those of us without access to NASA TV UHD, there's a video available on that slightly more popular platform: YouTube.

The tour really is stunning, taking us through the ISS, which has living space that equates to that of a five-bedroom house, from module to module.

The video itself has been produced by Harmonic, which according to the firm's website, captures 'beautiful imagery from the space program'.

Related: iPhone 8 – Everything we know

Steven Kopicko 2016-06-03
img

GIF

There s no shortage of footage showing what life aboard the International Space Station is like, but unless you ve had a chance to spend some time there, the ISS sprawling and ever-expanding layout can be confusing.

To help make better sense of it, the European Space Agency has created a narrated video tour of the space station—and it s in 3D.

Is it the same as actually spending a few months aboard the ISS?

Not even close.

But for most of us, it s probably as close as we ll ever get to experiencing life aboard our planet s first orbiting outpost.

Gerald Hurtado 2020-09-17
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Island getaways are so last decade.
Robert Pedigo 2016-10-31

Space is undeniably cool, but you know what else is cool?

And taking a long, leisurely tour through the international space station in beautiful 4k with pristine focus is the best way to see all those wires, meters, monitors and control stations.

Bookended by vertigo-inducing shots of Earth as seen through the ISS windows, this video has to rank among the highest quality productions that NASA has dropped on our YouTube accounts.

At its highest resolution, it just barely plays smoothly on my computer.

If nothing else, it ll make you feel better about your cord-wrangling situation at home.

Nobody has it as rough as these astronauts.

Robert Pedigo 2017-12-13
img

Star Wars fans currently located in space will get a chance to watch the latest series installment before returning to Earth, NASA has confirmed.

Astronauts located on the International Space Station will be given a special movie night, allowing them to watch the movie alongside the rest of the world.

Disney is working with NASA to make sure the ISS crew gets this opportunity, but some of the details are still missing.

The movie doesn’t debut in theaters for another two days; whether the special ISS screening will happen on December 15 isn’t clear at this point.

In a tweet yesterday, spaceflight reporter Robin Seemangal revealed that he heard from both NASA and Disney sources that the two are prepping a The Last Jedi screening to take place on the Space Station.

Seemangal also shared an image, below, of an embroidered patch in the shape of the Millennium Falcon with both the ISS and Star Wars included:

Carl Fox 2017-12-25
img

Could there be a better place to watch adventures that take place in a galaxy far, far away?

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station astronauts got their chance to watch "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," NASA said, enjoying an an out-of-this-world movie night.

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei tweeted out a photo of the orbital screening that showed five of the six members of the ISS crew in "bungee-cord chairs" and sporting drinks in bags.

Not quite your typical night out at the local cineplex.

Vande Hei didn't identify the movie, noting only that it was a "science fiction flick."

However, fans might recognize a certain Poe Dameron on the screen.

James Taylor 2021-07-28
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The International Space Station will soon take delivery of a sample of naturally occurring slime mold for use in a student study.
James Williams 2020-09-19
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People seem to be getting more interested in the International Space Station in recent months. There’s talk of a new venture that would host a reality TV show. The winner of that reality TV show would be sent to the ISS in orbit above the earth. The television production company pushing the contest is called Space Hero LLC. It announced … Continue reading
Kay Pry 2017-12-13
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Even the biggest Star Wars fan on Earth can't snag an invite to the most exclusive showing of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

That's because it won't be happening on Earth.

The crew of the International Space Station will watch the long-awaited movie on board the ISS.

Spaceflight reporter Robin Seemangal shared the news on Tuesday and NASA confirmed it to multiple media outlets.

"Don't have a definitive timeline yet," NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot told Inverse.

"They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard."

Janet Gaines 2017-12-06
img

There are over 12,500 species of bacteria on board the ISS and that is a good thing, say researchers.

In spite of being about 408 km from Earth, bacteria seem to be thriving in space.

A new study that started on the ISS has found that not only are bacteria able to survive aboard the ISS, they also actually seem to thrive better in space.

The study also found that bacterial colonies inside the station resemble ones that are found in homes, more than microorganisms found living on human bodies.

The study was done by a team of researchers from the University of California and they set out to find out just how many germs are living in the ISS, and determine how the ecosystem in the station is, when compared to an average home.

After collecting swab samples from various parts of the station, they were sent down to Earth to be compared with samples taken from homes, according to a report in the Atlantic.

John Johannes 2017-11-11
img

The future of space travel is looking increasingly private.

Next year, out of four planned missions to land a rover on the Moon, two are by private companies and two by nation states.

Now it seems the trend towards private companies entering the space race is going to hit the International Space Station, too.

The ISS is a joint venture between the space agencies of Canada, the US, Russia, Japan and Europe, but the majority of the money comes from Nasa.

If the US government put more money into maintaining the ISS, it would have less left to spend on more adventurous options such as sending manned missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars.

"Tax dollars spent on the ISS will not be spent on destinations beyond low Earth orbit, including the Moon and Mars," said Brian Babin, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Space, during the hearing.

Thomas Gibson 2016-10-29
img

Space is undeniably cool, but you know what else is cool?

And taking a long, leisurely tour through the international space station in beautiful 4k with pristine focus is the best way to see all those wires, meters, monitors and control stations.

Bookended by vertigo-inducing shots of Earth as seen through the ISS windows, this video has to rank among the highest quality productions that NASA has dropped on our YouTube accounts.

At its highest resolution, it just barely plays smoothly on my computer.

If nothing else, it ll make you feel better about your cord-wrangling situation at home.

Nobody has it as rough as these astronauts.

Jose Hilton 2017-11-20
img

'We naturally regret the human error that led to the mistake'

For reasons unknown, on Sunday The Independent "live streamed" footage from space that was more than two years old.

The BBC reports the newspaper played International Space Station spacewalk footage from February 2015 on its Facebook page, stopping and taking down the video after being contacted by the Beeb.

A spokesperson for The Independent told El Reg that it pulled the video "after it was brought to our our attention that a video stream we believed to be – and which we described as – live was in fact footage from some time ago".

"We naturally regret the human error that led to the mistake," the spokesperson added, declining to comment further.

Passing pre-recorded space videos off as "live streams" isn't a new concept.

Cedric Sams 2017-12-13
img

Being an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station shouldn’t mean that you have to miss out on much-anticipated movie releases like Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In fact, it should probably mean the opposite, which is why it’s great news that NASA will work with Disney to arrange a screening for ISS crew of the new movie, which is arriving in theatres in the U.S. this week.

They probably won’t get the big-screen experience – NASA tells Mashable that typically screening movies on the ISS means watching a digital copy on a notebook computer or one of the onboard projectors.

But at least they’ll be safe from spoilers while orbiting the Earth, something I’m sure is a top concern for any astronaut.

I’ll be most interested in what real space-faring folks think about Porgs.